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Viking Systems, Inc.
Viking Systems, Inc. Announces Sale of the Viking 3Di Digital Vision System Device to Walter Reed Army Medical Center
SAN DIEGO, April 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Viking Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:VKSY), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance laparoscopic vision systems for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures, has sold one of the Company's proprietary surgical technology devices, the Viking 3Di Digital Vision System ("Viking 3Di"), to Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), the United States Army's premier medical center on the east coast of the United States. Col. (Dr.) Ernest Lockrow, director of the Telerobotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at Walter Reed, recently used the System's 3-D capabilities to successfully perform a hysterectomy, becoming the military's first surgeon to use the new 3-D minimally invasive surgical technology at WRAMC.
ThermoEnergy to Acquire CASTion Corporation
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- ThermoEnergy Corporation ("ThermoEnergy") (OTCBB:TMEN) today confirmed that it will acquire CASTion Corporation ("CASTion"), an award winning supplier of wastewater treatment and chemistry recovery systems. Headquartered in Worcester, MA, CASTion is currently one of the prime subcontractors to ThermoEnergy for the assembly and installation of the Company's $11.5 million New York City ARP project currently underway. CASTion will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ThermoEnergy, retaining its name and well earned market reputation.
O2Micro International Limited
O2Micro Receives Battery Gauge Patent
GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, April 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- O2Micro(r) International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM) (SEHK: 0457), a leading supplier of innovative power management, and security components and systems, was issued 13 claims under United States patent number 7,161,520 for its high precision Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) gauge; a continuation of the invention issued June 2004 under United States patent number 6,744,394.